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New Nissan Qashqai facelift spotted in testing

A Nissan Qashqai facelift is on the way, and it’s been spotted in testing in the latest spy shots

Nissan Qashqai facelift spy shot
  • Expected to go on sale in 2024
  • Same engines expected as before
  • New front and rear redesign

The most popular car in Nissan’s lineup, and one of the UK’s top-selling cars overall, the Nissan Qashqai SUV, is being given a midlife facelift which has been spied in testing for the first time in the latest images. The update will aim to keep it fresh against an ever-increasing swathe of rivals such as the Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson and Honda CR-V to name just a few.

In the latest spy shots the new Nissan Qashqai can be seen heavily camouflaged, with most of the front and rear fascias obscured by a dazzle pattern, so we can expect at least a minor update to the car’s looks. 

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The rear lights are covered in camouflage that extends across the entire width of the car, and it’s unclear whether the rear lights could now feature a full length light bar – as is very fashionable at present – or merely sport a new light signature.

Nissan Qashqai facelift spy shot rear

An exhaust pipe at the rear confirms this isn’t an all-electric Qashqai that could be in the works, and that the updated model will continue to be offered with a combustion engine.

The current Qashqai comes with the choice of a 1.3-litre mild-hybrid petrol engine with 138bhp, or an e-Power model which uses a 1.5-litre engine to charge a 158bhp electric motor. These are expected to remain for the facelifted model, too.

A price hike is expected for the updated Qashqai, with the current entry-level Visia model’s £27,120 price tag expected to increase to around £30,000. These details are yet to be confirmed, however.

For more information on Nissan’s electric SUV, read our in-depth review of the Nissan Ariya

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Charlie writes and edits news, review and advice articles for Carbuyer, as well as publishing content to its social media platforms. He has also been a regular contributor to its sister titles Auto Express, DrivingElectric and evo. As well as being consumed by everything automotive, Charlie is a speaker of five languages and once lived in Chile, Siberia and the Czech Republic, returning to the UK to write about his life-long passion: cars.

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